Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

The sacred from the transcendence of the Logos to the manifestation of the mythos -A reading of the philosophy of interpretation of the sacred according to René Guénon (Abdul Wahid Yahya)-

Benatia Atia
Mythos - Logos - Religious texts - Sacred - Symbol - Sacred language - Dead language - Interpretation – Numbers. ,


We encounter the Quran’s suspension of judgment on the absurdity and irrationality of myths without presenting a definitive ruling on their falsity or irrationality. Myths cannot be simply dismissed as a naive form of human thinking; rather, in most of their manifestations, they express a mode of being in the world. For primitive peoples, they represented a puzzling existential moment, while also serving as an outlet for liberation from this reality. Myths possess the characteristic of expressing a certain truth, considering the human position towards this truth. According to René Guénon, the language of religious discourse, which inherently carries a sacred nature, reflects the sacredness of the texts it conveys. Guénon distinguishes between two types of language: a stable language, often referred to as a dead language, and a sacred language, which is capable of preserving the stability of texts and writings. In his view, any language remains stable as long as it is tied to the formulation of writings of various traditional religions, a stability that is currently only found in the Arabic language.